Penang – New World Heritage Site

Penangites rejoice! Our beloved Georgetown has been newly inscribed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Hopefully more funds will now be poured into its upkeep to maintain this honor.

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Alien video leaked

A man purportedly has evidence that little green men from space really do exists. In fact they are so real that he is campaigning for the setting up of an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission in his hometown of Denver. In the latest update, a video of said alien have leaked onto the net. As usual the quality is blurry and leaves more questions then answers. Judge for yourself.

Effects of humans on the planet ushers in the new epoch “Anthropocene”

Major changes to the planet are underway even as we speak. And our role in the rape of this piece of rock we call home has made an indelible mark so much so that the scientists saw fit to name an epoch after the fact. “Anthropos” is greek for “man” but sadly “Anthropocene” is not coined in recognition of humanity or at least not in any positive light. Starting from the 19th century onwards man started to leave huge carbon footprints all over the place, violating nature like a cheap whore. How long before she fights back and kicks us in the teeth? Not long, thats for sure.

To end on a positive note, as Peter Schwartz pointed out in Wired, if we have created this mess we should also be smart enough to reverse the damage. The healing starts with you!

Smoking = Death

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Personally I find smoking a disgusting habit. It is a common sight to see a father puffing out a cloud of death around toddlers and babies with nary a thought for the effects of second hand smoke.

So what is the elected government doing about it? Not much according to a statement by no less than the UN.

In its first comprehensive report on tobacco use in 179 countries, the U.N.s health agency said governments around the world collect more than $200 billion in tobacco taxes every year but spend less than one-fifth of 1 percent of that revenue on tobacco control, it said.

Recently WHO launched its Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2008 highlighting the infiltration of the scourge into the developing world. Download the full report here.

Chua Soi Lek – Prima Donna

More quotes from our dearly departed Health Minister.

Dr Chua said he was working out a plan on how to thank all party members.

“I should be travelling the whole country to thank them because they unexpectedly got caught in this resignation.

“However, they must understand that if I travel now, I have to use all my expenses. I do not even know how to book a ticket. I do not even know how to book a hotel (room).

That’s not what I heard.

Reminds me of pop stars who have every aspect of their lives planned and executed by hired ass-lickers. Welcome to the real world of failures, disappointments and bottom scrapers, Sir.

We are sorry, Chua Soi Lek

However misguided, the man has balls. 24 hours ago the Health Minster of Malaysia made a public admission that he was indeed the male protagonist of a filmed sex romp involving a woman who was not his wife. Today he tendered his resignation in front of the media.

“Oh Fearless Leader, what could have prompted you to make such a foolhardy decision?”

Apparently we are at fault. Firstly for being the people who elected him to serve us and secondly for our “Holier-Than-Thou” attitude. Okay, its all my fault. It was I who pushed you to commit adultery. Oh, Great Leader please accept my sincerest apologies.

“The Hobbit” – 70th anniversary

Many may not know (I didn’t) that yesterday was the 70th anniversary of the publication of “The Hobbit” by one JRR Tolkien. For the crowd who howled in disbelief when Peter Jackson’s screen adaptation of “The Lord of the Ring : The Fellowship of the Ring” ended abruptly with Frodo and Sam embarking on a boat to the Gates of Mordor, this is the start of it all. The prequel to the greatest story of the century.